Where to Stay in Prague: The Best Neighborhoods and Hotels

If you are visiting Prague for the first time, making a decision on where to stay in the city might be time-consuming. To save you time, we’ve researched and compiled some of the best neighborhoods and hotels in Prague for all budgets.

We’ve been living and traveling to Prague since 2009. We’ve stayed in different areas in the city and have enjoyed each of them for different reasons.

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Where to Stay in Prague

Here is a comprehensive directory of the neighborhoods in Prague that we’ve enjoyed the most. For each neighborhood, we list four accommodations in different price ranges and our top pick, which is a place we liked the most during one of our stays or that was recommended by our friends. Some of the hotels are right in the center of all the tourist attractions, while others are a bit of a distance away and offer tranquility and a more local experience.

Where to Stay in Vinohrady, Žižkov, Vršovice

Hands down, these are some of the best neighborhoods to stay in Prague if you’re looking for a vibrant, local atmosphere, beer and coffee culture and great and affordable restaurants. A big part of these areas are residential with a few green parks around. These areas are popular among expats, Czech students and young families due to the good vibes and the fact that they’re far from the tourist madness in the city center. We spent lots of time in these areas when in Prague, mostly just hanging out with friends and seeing a different, more genuine view of Prague.

Our top pick > Czech Inn Hostel

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Czech Inn is one of our favorite hostels in Prague and any other city we’ve traveled to.. The location is great—close to local Czech restaurants, pubs,great cafes and lots of green areas.  

The hostel is located in a beautifully renovated building from the 19th century.

There are dormitories, double and triple bedrooms available in the Czech Inn.

What makes the place so special is the community feeling. There is a cool brick bar where some events happen, and it’s an amazing place to hang around with other travelers. Talking about bricks, you can enjoy your morning coffee and some scrumptious cakes in the on-site Czech Inn Cafe. The brick theme with funky interior makes the hostel look and feel very stylish and modern. Check out the latest price.

Luxury > Le Palais Art Hotel Prague
Incredible and unique 5* boutique hotel located far from the crowds. Located in a beautifully renovated building of the Belle Époque architecture. Check out this place if you prefer to have an on-site spa at your hotel. You’ll have free access to the sauna, a hot tub, a steam bath, an aroma shower and a gym. Very good breakfast included. Check out the latest price.

Mid-range > Louren Hotel
A cozy hotel in a quiet neighborhood with delicious homemade breakfast. The spacious rooms feature stylish and luxurious furniture, high ceiling windows and wooden floors. En-suite bathrooms have marble floors. Check the latest price.

Budget > Hostel Boudník
The rooms are decorated and furnished with a funky combination of retro and modern styles. Very clean dormitories and double rooms available. There is a shared kitchen and backyard to enjoy with other guests. Check out the latest price.

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Where to Stay in the Lesser Town 

If you dream of walking the fabulous Charles Bridge at dawn with (almost) no tourists and quickly climb up the stairs to the Prague Castle, then the Lesser Town will be a perfect neighborhood for you. The prices of restaurants and cafes are more costly here, but you can avoid tourist restaurant traps by hopping on a tram and heading to another area in the city. . Check out the areas of Újezd, Anděl or Karlín to do so.

Our top pick > Blue Oak

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This place will be your zen retreat in the heart of Prague. Ultra minimalist design, stylishly decorated bedrooms with seating areas. Impeccably clean.

The rooms include a small, equipped kitchenette, a dishwasher and a TV. You’ll only be a couple of minutes away from the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge and other central landmarks. Check out the latest price.

Luxury > Residence U Černého Orla
Fabulous boutique hotel in baroque style with modern touch. Wooden floors give the rooms a homey feeling. Free snacks during happy hour and scrumptious breakfast included in the price. Check out the latest price.

Mid-range > Hotel Kampa Garden
Clean, very quiet and minimalist rooms decorated with pastel colors. Wonderful breakfast and complimentary minibar in the rooms refilled daily. Check out the latest price.

Budget > Little Quarter Hostel
Comfortable dormitories and double rooms with private bathrooms. The bunk beds have curtains for privacy. If you feel like socializing, there is a gaming zone and common rooms in the hostel. Free luggage storage. Check out the latest price.

Where to Stay near the Wenceslas Square

Welcome to the most popular and touristy neighborhood in Prague! Get ready for crowds forming at 10 am. On the plus side, it’s close to Prague’s landmarks, many cultural venues and nightclubs. The restaurants in this area are pricey, so if you want to sample some traditional Czech cuisine, we recommend venturing to a different zone in the city. If you plan to go on a shopping frenzy in Prague, this will be your best pick.

Our top pick > MeetMe23

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A very cool hostel (double bedrooms available) with fresh and modern design. Forget boring, grey dormitories! Here you’ll be surrounded by colorful interior and funky decorations in the common area and bedrooms. The place is ideal for those who want to socialize while having some Czech beers and traditional food. Super clean, breakfast included and only a three minutes walk to the National Museum or the Main Railway Station. Check out the latest price.

Luxury > Alcron Hotel Prague
This 5* Art-Deco hotel is located in the less busier Štěpánska street near the Wenceslas Square. Spacious luxury rooms and suites with heated floors. There is a fitness center and a sauna, which comes in handy especially during the wintertime in Prague. You can enjoy some signature drinks at the hotel’s stylish Be Bop Lobby Bar. Check out the latest price.

Mid-range > Picasso Apartments
If you’re looking for a private accommodation in the center of Prague where you can cook your own meals with friends, this place would be a good choice. The apartments come with modern furniture, clean and simple bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a dining room. Check out the latest price.

Budget > Ahoy! Hostel
Dormitories, double or twin bedrooms with nicely colored walls and paintings. The hostel has shared bathrooms. You can prepare your food in the shared kitchen or head out to enjoy the various restaurants and bars near the hostel. Lockers and luggage storage room available for use.  Check out the latest price.

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Where to Stay in the Old Town

Although the Old Town is another favorite area among tourists, it’s one of the most charming areas. Here’s where the famous Clock Tower is located, as well as the Old Town Square with oodles of alleys to explore. Don’t miss out on the Jewish Quarter. Leave your hotel early, and see the city before it wakes up. The prices of accommodation are a bit higher when compared to other neighborhoods, but you can still find great deals for all budgets.

Our top pick > 3 Epoques

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3 Epoques is a super modern and clean hotel with original interior. The rooms are spacious and very bright with big windows and bathrooms. The place offers a lovely seating area, a kitchen and a washing machine. Check out the latest price.

Luxury > Dominican Hotel
Go for a stylish and extravagant hotel, and check out this place! The hotel is located in a Gothic and Renaissance building that still has some original parts of architecture from the 14th century. The rooms have wooden floors and Renaissance-style furniture with modern touches. The en-suite bathrooms are beautiful and will make you want to stay in the bathtub forever. Breakfast provided. Check out the latest price.

Mid-range > Hotel Residence Retezova
Beautiful rooms with wooden floors and beams that make the place super cozy. Some apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen. The residence features a small fitness room. Don’t forget to check out the hotel’s rooftop and enjoy a cup of coffee or night drink there. Check out the latest price.

Budget > The MadHouse Prague
Very popular hostel among travelers for good reasons. The MadHouse is a cool place where all “mad” fun happens, meaning events organized by their staff. The dormitories and common areas are beautifully painted and spotlessly clean. Big bonus: the kitchen is not only well-equipped for cooking, but it’s also stocked with basic ingredients for guests to use. Check out the latest price.

Where to Stay in Vyšehrad

An absolute serene and gorgeous area to find your best hotel in Prague. It’s not far from the center, has a beautiful park and fabulous panorama city views! The area is ideal for business people (Prague Congress Center is located here) and those who are looking for a green and quiet neighborhood.

Our top pick > Rezidence Vyšehrad

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Awesome roomy suites with balconies facing the Prague skyline. The residence features an equipped kitchenette, a free gym and wellness services. It’s in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood, only a couple of minutes from the iconic Vyšehrad landmark. Big bonus: an Italian restaurant on-site. Check out the latest price.

Luxury > Park Inn Hotel Prague
Modern and very comfortable rooms designed with brightly colored furniture. The place offers hearty breakfast and a fantastic rooftop gym! Check out the latest price.

Mid-range > Hotel Coronet
An elegant option if you desire to stay in a quiet area but want to stay close to many popular attractions. Each room features an en-suite bathroom and breakfast is included. Check out the latest price.

Budget > I’m Easy Housing Hostel
Clean double rooms, twin rooms and dormitories with wooden beds and floors. One of the best hostel deals in Prague. Check out the latest price.

Where to Stay in Letná

This is not a very popular area for tourists or first-comers in Prague. However, it’s great for those who plan to stay long-term or travelers seeking green spaces in close proximity to their accommodation. Two huge parks with lots of playgrounds are located nearby (Stromovka and Letná). Letná is a residential area with a famous football stadium, SPARTA, and plenty of small local cafés, good restaurants. It’s also not far from the city center or the Prague Castle.

Our top pick > Art Hotel Prague

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The hotel is fully decorated with wall paintings, hence the name of the hotel. Very clean, big and bright rooms with awesome views of the city or the Prague Castle. Healthy welcome snacks offered in rooms and great breakfast included. It’s located in a quiet residential area, only a 5 minutes walk to the popular Stromovka Park or a 10 minutes to Letná Park, where visitors can enjoy a nice picnic. Check out the latest price.

Luxury > Hotel Schwaiger
An elegant and modern boutique hotel located in a quiet neighborhood. . The hotel serves excellent breakfast, and it’s pet-friendly. Check out the latest price.

Mid-range > Mama Shelter Prague
A beautiful boutique hotel with new and tasteful furniture. It offers lovely and inviting areas to work or socialize in. Games are available for use. Check out the latest price.

Budget > Florentina Boat
Who said you need to be a millionaire to live on a boat? Florentina is a fantastic and affordable hotel on the Vltava river. Very comfortable cabins with A/C. Guests can enjoy the rooftop sun terrace. Check out the latest price.

Where to Stay in Karlín

Looking for a cheap accommodation in Prague where you can experience the local life? Then, head to Karlín, a former industrial area and currently a residential quarter with some lovely pubs, tea houses and cafés. Even though it’s very well-connected with the city center, Karlín is quite off the tourist radar, so prices for hotels in the area are affordable.

Our top pick > Alice Apartment House

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Beautiful rustic apartments with en-suite bathrooms and a patio to chill. We recommend Alice to families or groups of friends who would like to share an amazing and homey apartments. Apartments include a small kitchenette. Alice is just a 10 minutes walk from the city center. Check out the latest price.

Luxury > Hotel Royal Prague
The hotel’s beige/grey color interior with minimalist design will make you feel relaxed. If that’s not enough, you can soothe your muscles at the hotel spa and wellness center. There is also a well-equipped gym on-premise. Breakfast included. Check out the latest price.

Mid-range > Galerie Royale
Classy rooms in an Art Nouveau-style building. Breakfast is served in the hotel’s large atrium.. Galerie Royale is only one minute away from a metro station and a 10 minutes walk from Vítkov Park, which offers panoramic views of Prague. Check out the latest price.

Budget > Hostel Florenc
A super cool hostel with clean double rooms and dormitories and a wonderful outdoor common area. The hostel also has barbecue facilities and includes breakfast. Perfect location if you plan to arrive to or depart from the Florenc Bus Station. Check out the latest price.

Where to Stay in Hradčany

If you prefer less traffic, more luxury and panoramic views of the city, then stay in Hradčany. Hradčany (the castle district) is home to upscale hotels and palaces. It’s a great area for first-timers in Prague as it is within walking distance to the Old Town and Prague’s major attractions. Even if you decide not to stay in either of these areas, make sure you visit the neighborhoods just for the atmosphere.

Our top pick > Questenberk Hotel

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“Welcome to your kingdom, your Majesty!” Questenberk Hotel is an amazing high-end hotel with stunning views from the breakfast room. High standard of cleanliness and hospitality. Questenberk is part of the Strahov Monastery, which adds a very special vibe. Check out the latest price.

Luxury > Hotel U Krále Karla
Luxurious and spacious rooms with elegant decor, modern features, wooden floors and beautifully crafted ceilings. You’ll be spoiled with good breakfast, very kind staff and a few minutes walk to the Prague Castle. Check out the latest price.

Mid-range > Golden Star
Renovated sunny rooms full of light and stylish design. Super clean and updated bathrooms. Don’t miss out on Golden Star’s delicious breakfast served in their atmospheric dining hall that has a historic ceiling. Check the latest price.

Budget > Hostel Dakura
Excellent option for backpackers who prefer to stay out of the touristy area. Very clean rooms with private or shared bathrooms, and a common lounge with a small library is available. Check out the latest price.

Hopefully you’ve found this article useful in helping you plan your trip to Prague.

Happy travels, and enjoy the city of a thousand spires!

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